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AHMANSON THEATRE CALENDAR OF EVENTS April May 2013

CALENDAR OF EVENTS April-May 2013

EVENT:   “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” by August Wilson
Directed by Phylicia Rashad.

DESCRIPTION:    “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” is set in 1911 in a Pittsburgh boarding house, where tenants come and go, forming a community that is altered time and time again. The daily routine of meals, conversation, gossip, arrivals and departures, and the changes that occur within this fluid grouping of people, is set against a great tide of Americans of African descent, only 50 years out of bondage, who are moving toward the industrial cities of the North in search of economic opportunity, lost family members and new beginnings.

DATES/TIMES:    Previews Begin April 24, 2013. Opens May 8. Through June 9.
Previews (April 24-May 7): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at
2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Exceptions: No 1 p.m. performance on Sunday, May 5.
Opens Wednesday, May 8 at 8 p.m.
Regular Performances (May 9-June 9):
Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.;
Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  No Monday performances.
Exceptions: No public performances May 21-24 (student matinees only).

TICKET INFO:    Ticket Prices: $20 – $70 (Ticket prices are subject to change.)
Tickets are on sale beginning February 3, 2013 and will be available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 628-2772, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.  Hot Tix: $20 each may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017.
LOCATION:        Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum
At the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.

April-May 2013

EVENT:    “Fela!”
Music and Lyrics by    Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones
Additional Lyrics by Jim Lewis
Additional Music by Aaron Johnson
and Jordan McLean
Based on the life of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
Conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis
and Stephen Hendel
Directed and Choreographed by Bill T. Jones.
Presented by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Stephen and Ruth Hendel.

DESCRIPTION:    A triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, “Fela!” is the true story of Kuti, who created a new type of music, Afrobeat, and mixed these pounding eclectic rhythms (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies) with incendiary lyrics that openly attacked the corrupt and oppressive military dictatorships that rule Nigeria and much of Africa.  His songs of rebellion were an inspiration to millions. “Fela!” received a total of 11 Tony Award nominations in 2010.

DATES/TIMES:    Preview April 25, 2013. Opens April 26. Through May 5.
Preview: Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m.
Opens Friday, April 26 at 8p.m.
Regular Performances (April 27-May 5):
Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.;
Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  No Monday performances.

TICKET INFO:    Ticket Prices: $20 – $120 (Ticket prices are subject to change.)
Tickets are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 972-4400, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.  Hot Tix: $20 each may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017.

LOCATION:        Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre
At the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.